First Meeting (Spring 2016) – Welcome Back Party!

Hey, all — happy Monday (and a new semester)! We hope everyone had a good break!

First of all, our first meeting is imminent! In fact, it’s tomorrow (Tues.)! It’ll be at our usual time, 5-6pm, in 330 Wheeler. As is often the case with the first meeting of the semester, we will be providing free pizza in the form of cheesy sticks (and vegan pizza!) so if you’re interested, definitely stop by, even if it’s just for a few minutes.

And, please RSVP at our facebook event so we know how much pizza to get!

Second, apologies for dropping off the face of the earth last semester. It’s the same old refrain of schoolwork overload, but we promise to make better use of the website this semester. If any of you have any ideas, feel free to drop us an email or a comment! We’re always up for changing things around if they’ll make things more interesting. C:

Finally, we’re still accepting board applications. And these applications can still be done in the same place! The deadline is February 12th, and we would love to hear from any of y’all interested. (Don’t worry. We’re ultra friendly — promise.)

Board Application Now Live!

Are you interested in joining the leadership team of the EUA? Have ideas for EUA events? Want to contribute your skills to make the EUA a better place?  Then please take this opportunity to apply to our Board!

We are looking for new Board members to work with us this semester (Spring 2016) part-time and then participate full-time on our leadership committee next semester (Fall 2016). We have a variety of positions open, so we encourage everyone who is interested to apply!

The application and more information can be found here.  The application is fairly short, but should be taken seriously. It will be due February 12th, after which a short informational interview will take place. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us!

Fifth Meeting — Hot Chocolate with Professors

Hey, everyone! As always, sorry for the lack of updates. Midterm season has been hard on us all, which led to the unfortunate cancellation of our October social… but, never fear! We are set on making it up to all of you with this event: Hot Chocolate with Professors!

The event will take place from 5-6pm (or 6:30pm, depending) in the usual English Department Lounge (330 Wheeler Hall).

Want to get to know your professors more? Interested in their favorite music or those two cats they mentioned in passing but never talked about again? Want to ask about a certain professor’s research but too afraid to go to their office hours? Well, then this event is for you! It’ll be an informal event with three professors and a whole lot of undergraduates — no pressure, minimal obligations, so feel free to ask them whatever you want!

There will also be hot chocolate and candy. You know, if you’re into that kind of thing. :’)

The amazing professors who are attending are…
Professor Abel (20th century, focus on gender and Virginia Woolf)
Professor Falci (20th century, focus on British and Irish poetry)
Professor Otter (19th century, focus on American literature and Herman Melville)

As always, please RSVP so we know approximately how much hot chocolate and candy we should bring. Thanks! We hope to see you there! And have a wonderful rest of the week!

Fourth Meeting — Essay Writing with EUA

Hey, everyone!

Just dropping a reminder here that our next meeting is happening later today (Oct. 13)! It’ll be at our usual time, 5-6pm, and place, 330 Wheeler Hall. The meeting will be an Essay Writing Workshop, so be sure to bring whatever you’re working on! It can be an entire finished draft, one paragraph, a thesis, an outline, or even just a blank page! We’ll first give some general writing advice and then delving into specifics depending on who brought what. Come with some questions or your own helpful writing tips!

Also, if you have any essays you’re particularly proud of from previous semesters, feel free to bring those too! It’s always helpful to see good examples.

As always, we have a facebook event going for it, so it would be wonderful if you could RSVP.

Hope to see you all there! Have a great rest of the week and good luck with any midterms you may have!

Third Meeting — Poetry Reading and Workshop

Hi, all! Apologies for the lack of updates recently. School has been hectic for us all. If you’re ever curious what events are going on during the week, please check under the Opportunities, Events, and Info page if you don’t see a new weekly post about it. Most of what is written on the weekly posts are merely more attractive mirrors of that list.

Anyway, just dropping a casual reminder that we will be hosting our Poetry Reading and Workshop today (Tues., Sept. 9) at 5-6:30pm in 330 Wheeler.

We will be hosting three distinguished poets, Professor O’Brien, Professor Hejinian, and Grad Student Javier Huerta, all of whom have published collections of their poetry. They will be doing a reading, followed by a Q&A session, from 5-6pm. Please come with questions — it’s not everyday you get to ask such amazing poets face-to-face!

Then, from 6-6:30pm, we will be hosting our poetry workshop, helpfully facilitated by some of the poets. Rest assured, we will have paper and writing utensils, if you need any!

Also, we understand that everyone is busy at this time of the year and that you have other commitments, so feel free to leave earlier or arrive later if that’s all your schedule permits. We’re always happy to see you all for any amount of time!

As always, thanks for your continued interest, and we hope to see you at the meeting!

First Social — Book Speed Dating

Thanks to everyone that was able to attend the Book Speed Dating social today! (And apologies for neglecting to post a reminder here on wordpress. Life has been hectic, to put it mildly.) It turned out to be a wonderful event because of all of you, and we hope you enjoyed it (and the cookies) as much as we did!

Now, as promised at the social, here’s a list of the books that folks recommended.

See any mistakes? Want to add any new books? Feel free to comment below!

Again, thanks everyone for coming! And remember we’re having a Poetry Reading and Workshop next week (Sept. 29) at the same time (5-6pm) and place (330 Wheeler)

Second Meeting — How to Succeed in the English Major

Hello, all! Just sliding a casual reminder in here that our second meeting is tomorrow, Sept. 15 in B-4 Dwinelle Hall from 5-6pm.

We will be giving advice on How to Succeed in the English Major. Anyone who’s even tangentially interested in the department is welcome! And for those who are already upperclassman, feel free to come as well to give your own advice. We’re always interested in hearing from you!

And, as always, please RSVP to our facebook event so we have a rough estimate of people who are coming. (We’re making copies of an informational worksheet!)

Thanks, and we hope to see you there!

P.S. There will be light refreshments. :}

First Meeting — Pizza Social

Happy Friday, everyone!

Our first event is coming up on Tuesday, September 8th, at 5-6pm! It will be in 330 Wheeler Hall (the English Department Lounge). So, the room by the stairs where the women’s bathroom is, if you’ve never been there.

Since it’s our first meeting, as per EUA tradition, we will be doing some icebreakers! (Nothing embarrassing or demanding, rest assured.) We’ll also have some free pizza and, like, drinks and everything, you know, if you’re into that.

If you like the sound of that, please RSVP at our facebook event. It’s not a, “you have to go now or else,” type of thing, but we do want a rough count of people for how much pizza we should get!

We hope to see you there!

P.S. Since several folks asked about this on facebook: we will be looking into a vegan option for the event!